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Fort Bliss military equipment stolen, reward offered for info on suspects

By AARON MARTINEZ | The El Paso Times | Published: March 23, 2019

EL PASO, Texas (Tribune News Service) — An $8,000 reward is being offered for any information that leads to arrest of suspects in the theft of military equipment from Fort Bliss.

The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command is seeking information that leads to arrest of the suspect or suspects who last year stole 12 laptops, 36 tool boxes, and 150 protective masks from the Army post, Criminal Investigation Command officials said.

The thefts are believed to have occurred during four different incidents between July 24 to Dec. 7, officials said.

The first incident happened sometime between July 24 and Aug. 13, where 36 mechanic toolboxes were stolen from the supply area of the Forward Support Company, 1-37th Armored, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team at the post located in building 20515 on Old Ironsides Road.

The suspects then stole 104 Avon M50 protective masks from the Bravo Company, 86th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, located in its supply area in building 21105 on Quarter Master Avenue, officials said. These thefts occurred between Sept. 22 to Sept. 24.

The third incident happened Nov. 7 at the Alpha Company, 3-41 Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team’s supply area in building 21285 on Quarter Master Avenue. The items stolen were 27 Avon M50 protective masks.

The last incident involved the theft of 12 HP Laptops and 19 Avon M50 Protective Masks on Dec.7, officials said.

The items were taken from the supply area of the Headquarters Battery, Division Artillery located at building 21145 on Quarter Master Road, officials said.

No further information is being released at this time to “protect the integrity of the ongoing investigation,” officials said.

Anyone with information regarding these thefts is asked to call the Fort Bliss Criminal Investigation Command office at 568-1700 or the Fort Bliss Military Police at 744-1237.

Anonymous tips can be reported to Crime Tips at cid.army.mil.

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